Initial Publication Date: January 12, 2023

Webinar: A New Take on the Water Cycle

Click to view or download the webinar recording (MP4 Video 362.2MB Feb17 23).

Thursday, February 16, 2023

1:00 pm PT | 2:00 pm MT | 3:00 pm CT | 4:00 pm ET

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Hayley Corson-Dosch, USGS
Charlotte Riggs, USGS

Webinar Description:

Water cycle diagrams are widely used by educators to convey core scientific principles about water storage and movement on Earth. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) recently redesigned its water cycle diagram, putting humans at the forefront. The new diagram emphasizes scientific accuracy, design, and usability in educational settings. Educators were key contributors to the design of the new diagram – USGS heard from hundreds of educators about how they use the water cycle diagram in their instruction and incorporated their feedback into the design. During this webinar, USGS scientists will share information about the basis and importance of the new diagram, as well as the science it depicts.

Explore and download the new diagram and learn more about the water cycle (and other water topics) on theUSGS Water Science School.


The new USGS water cycle diagram and supporting educational resources are freely available for use on the USGS Water Science School website.

Also check out the webinar slides as a pdf: Webinar Slides (Acrobat (PDF) 18.5MB Feb17 23)


Duration: 1 hour
Format: Presentations will take place through a Zoom Meeting screen-sharing session. The webinar will be recorded.
Accessing the Webinar: Instructions for joining the webinar will be email to participants the day before the event. Learn more about accessing the webinar.
Questions? Please contact Ashley Carlson ( if you have any questions about this event.

Webinar Organizers:

Aida Awad (NAGT)
Edward Robeck (American Geosciences Institute)
Missy Holzer (NESTA)
Ashley Carlson (NAGT)

With the NGSS Earth and Space Science Working Group

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